Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 17:00 - 18:30 h
Either as over used buzz words or the new golden gate for documentaries, educational distribution is an ongoing hot topic for the documentary market. Schools, universities, libraries and social interest groups are the new targets for long sought-after revenues. Observing the international market, the two main operating actors, private entrepreneurs and state funded institutions have developed a multitude of distributional ways and package deals so they can reach their new business partners and audiences.
While the North American market can look back on several years of experience, European distributors still face the beginning of new times. With our international panelists we took a look behind the scenes and gathered some facts about the status quo of educational distribution. What kind of business model do they have and who are their partners? What are the challenges and visions out there for documentary makers and distributors? And how to deal with rights issues?
This podium will be held in English.
First Hand Films, Switzerland
Documentary Educational Resources, USA
EYZ Media, Germany
Accidental Media, UK